No shelter from perfect storm: families in poverty to be battered by £9k shortfall this winter
New research released today by charity National Energy Action (NEA) has revealed over 1 million fuel-poor families in England will not have the cash to meet basic living expenses as winter begins to bite.
It says that families in fuel poverty are facing an income shortfall of up to £9,331 per year (£778 per month) to cover basic essentials, including energy. The charity also warns half a million low-income households could miss out on energy rebates and the proposed new safeguard price cap. The findings are included as part of “Bridging the Gap – addressing the cost of living facing UK households this winter” which has been published at the start of NEA’s winter-long Warm Homes Campaign.